Resource Center

Main Street Resource Center

Our Resource Center features the tools and strategies you need to lead a successful revitalization effort.

Tools & Strategies

Looking for great ideas and solutions? Delve into the revamped Main Street Resource Center and explore our comprehensive digital libraries containing a broad range of member resources, including our signature Main Street Approach handbooks and guides, newly released revitalization toolkits, and the popular Main Street Now Journal archive. You’ll also want to check out our educational webinar series for useful how-to information, read our blog to catch up on the latest news and stories, and watch the short films in our video library to get inspired.

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Featured Resources

Our featured resources below illustrate the extensive range of what you'll find in our digital libraries. Researching a specific topic? Use the search bar at the top of the page to explore all of our libraries at once.

Learn how to learn to strengthen your program through effective fundraising.

Learn how Main Street retailers can compete successfully in the digital age.

Learn how to implement a people-centered design process in your downtown.

WATCH: Main Street in Action

Check out this series of videos on the power of Main Street’s potential: to revive local economies, bring communities together, and forge the future for cities and towns across the country. We encourage you to download and share the videos with your local network.

View Video Series

Latest Blog Posts

  • July 18, 2019 |  Staff Spotlight: Kathy La Plante, Senior Program Officer and Director of Coordinating Program Services | This ...

  • July 17, 2019 | Reflecting on Fiscal Year 2019 and the Road Ahead in 2020 | By Patrice Frey, President and CEO, National Main ...

  • July 12, 2019 | Mapping Where History and Opportunity Meet | By Anthony Veerkamp, Shaw Sprague, and Dan Watts |  Included ...

Next Level Resources

Main Street Now Conference

The Main Street Now Conference is a one-of-a-kind event where you will find solutions and techniques to help position your Main Street program and community to thrive.


Main Street America Institute

The Main Street America Institute is our targeted professional development training program aimed to equip downtown and commercial district leaders with the tools you need.


Technical Services

With decades of combined experience in the field of commercial district revitalization, our technical services team offers unparalleled support to local, city, and state-wide partners.